U.S. Air Force Participation in the Joint Staff Intern Program
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The Joint Staff Intern Program JSIP is a unique and prestigious opportunity for the high quality junior officers to develop professionally by serving on the Joint Staff for a period of one year. Interns are fully integrated into the policy and operational activities of the Nations senior military staff to give them a broader perspective of operations within the military and our government. The JSIP fosters joint thinking. It provides a unique opportunity to expose junior officers to joint decision making at the highest levels of military and government authority. The Air Force withdrew from the JSIP in the 1987-88 time frame after more than five years of involvement. The purpose of this research was to explore whether the Air Force should reinstitute participation in this program. To answer this performed. The bottom line of research effort was that those involved with the JSIP interns, senior officers and generalflag officers valued the program highly. All levels noted that since the Air Force dont participate in the JSIP, the interns were not getting peer inputs on AF operations. This was perceived as drawback in the program. Research results also show that JSIP participants believe AF junior officers, as well as the AF itself, are not getting the benefits of an excellent program.
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